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Origin: Three Times Dope "From Da Giddy Up" (1988)
Context: "Cold gettin' rough and I'm scuffin' sucker type MCs up/Acknickulous, yeah, from the giddy up"
Philadelphia crew Three Times Dope might be more famous for creating this word than anything else. "Acknickulous" was first used on their debut's single, "From Da Giddy Up," but it earned enough attention that their follow-up album was titled Live From Acknickulous Land. The term can be used interchangeably with "awesome," "dope," and any other variation of adjectives that pertain to greatness. It isn't a variation of anything else, either. This is straight up word invention, and perhaps the earliest example in hip-hop. -Ernest Baker